^ Erm, I guess I'm looking for rock music, but with non-traditional (to rock) instruments. Violin, trumpets, etc. Big bang rock? Or perhaps the other way around: Classical-ish music played by a rock band.
One thing that bugs me is when some people say rock is heavily influenced by the blues when in fact a lot of it is far more influenced by classical music. Sure Led Zep and the Stones are heavily blues influenced but bands like Genesis, Yes, Agalloch, Laibach etc. have nothing to do with the blues at all.
^ But don't you think that if listeners can't really tell that rock has classical roots any more, then the history is kind of irrelevant? Maybe? Like, I wouldn't really see metal/classical fusion stuff as metal "going back to its roots". It's new...and - dare I use the cliche - progressive.